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What to do when stuck on a
problem
? Sleep
https://web.archive.org/web/20120905043712/http://www.zackyap.com/post/30716510801/what-to-do-when-stuck-on-a-
problem
-sleep
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ycombinator.com
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hypnagogic cognition
]
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sleep
]
[
problem
s, ideas
]
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[ 7 ]
The cow’s foul stomach could fix our plastic waste
problem
s — here’s how
https://www.inverse.com/science/microbes-in-this-animals-gut-could-solve-the-plastic-
problem
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reddit.com
]
[
recycling
]
[
plastic waste
]
[
environment
]
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[ 6 ]
Design fixation is a real
problem
in professional practice
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0142694X15000137
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[ 5 ]
The Two Egg
Problem
https://www.datagenetics.com/blog/july22012/index.html
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ycombinator.com
]
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reddit.com
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[
problem
, puzzle, mind-teaser
]
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mathematics
]
[
dynamic programming
]
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[ 5 ]
Understand, Design, Build: A Framework for
Problem
-Solving
https://www.lob.com/blog/understand-design-build-a-framework-for-
problem
-solving
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ycombinator.com
]
[
reddit.com
]
[
design
]
[
Problem
-Solving
]
[
software
]
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[ 4 ]
Work on unimportant
problem
s
http://yosefk.com/blog/work-on-unimportant-
problem
s.html
[
ycombinator.com
]
[
problem
s
]
[
important
]
[
unimportant
]
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[ 4 ]
When to give up on a hard math
problem
?
https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/820004/when-to-give-up-on-a-hard-math-
problem
/820014
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mathematics
]
[
hard
problem
s
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[
unsolvable
]
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[ 3 ]
Making the hard
problem
of consciousness easier
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/372/6545/911
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ycombinator.com
]
[
reddit.com
]
[
hard
problem
]
[
consciousness
]
[
perception, feeling
]
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[ 3 ]
How can I improve my
problem
-solving ability?
https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/35594/how-can-i-improve-my-
problem
-solving-ability
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solving
problem
s
]
[
software
]
[
programming
]
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[ 3 ]
The chemfp project:
Problem
s selling free software
https://jcheminf.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13321-019-0398-8#Sec24
[
ycombinator.com
]
[
software
]
[
sales
]
[
open source
]
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[ 2 ]
Why we have so many
problem
s with our teeth
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-we-have-so-many-
problem
s-with-our-teeth/
[
ycombinator.com
]
[
reddit.com
]
[
reddit.com
]
[
teeth, dental health
]
[
diet
]
[
evolution
]
[ + ]
[ 2 ]
17th century math
problem
that stumped Galileo but was solved by Newton in hours
https://datagenetics.com/blog/march32014/index.html
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reddit.com
]
[
ycombinator.com
]
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mathematics
]
[
calculus
]
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[ 2 ]
I wrote a book about using data science to solve “everyday”
problem
s
https://andrewnc.github.io/blog/everyday_data_science.html
[
ycombinator.com
]
[
reddit.com
]
[
data science
]
[
everday
problem
s
]
[
optimization, life
]
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[ 2 ]
Nobody Ever Gets Credit for Fixing
Problem
s That Never Happened (2001) [pdf]
http://web.mit.edu/nelsonr/www/Repenning=Sterman_CMR_su01_.pdf
[
ycombinator.com
]
[
reddit.com
]
[
process improvement
]
[
total quality management
]
[
business,
problem
s
]
[ + ]
[ 2 ]
Remarkable Mathematical Proof Describes How to Solve Seemingly Impossible Computing
Problem
https://gizmodo.com/remarkable-mathematical-proof-describes-how-to-solve-se-1841003769
[
reddit.com
]
[
ycombinator.com
]
[
mathematics,
problem
s
]
[
MIP*=RE
]
[
computational complexity
]
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[ 1 ]
The Psychology of Tackling Hard
Problem
s
https://web.archive.org/web/20120808154338/http://davidvaldman.com/post/20027940591/psychofhard
problem
s
[
ycombinator.com
]
[
solutions
]
[
hard
problem
s
]
[
psychology
]
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[ 1 ]
After Centuries, a Seemingly Simple Math
Problem
Gets an Exact Solution
https://www.quantamagazine.org/after-centuries-a-seemingly-simple-math-
problem
-gets-an-exact-solution-20201209
[
reddit.com
]
[
ycombinator.com
]
[
dirtburglars.com
]
[
mathematics
]
[
problem
s
]
[
bull-tethering, grazing goat
]
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[ 1 ]
What
Problem
s to Solve - By Richard Feynman
http://genius.cat-v.org/richard-feynman/writtings/letters/
problem
s
[
lobste.rs
]
[
ycombinator.com
]
[
reddit.com
]
[
problem
s
]
[
productivity
]
[
what to work on
]
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[ 1 ]
There's no need to work on hard
problem
s
https://www.benkuhn.net/hard/
[
lobste.rs
]
[
ycombinator.com
]
[
reddit.com
]
[
technical
problem
s
]
[
hard vs easy
]
[
choosing what to work on
]
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[ 1 ]
Struggling with math
problem
s that can’t be solved helps us better understand the ones we can
https://www.quantamagazine.org/some-math-
problem
s-seem-impossible-that-can-be-a-good-thing-20201118/
[
ycombinator.com
]
[
mathematics
]
[
problem
s
]
[
productive struggle
]
[ + ]
[ 1 ]
The Meta-
Problem
of Consciousness (pdf)
https://philpapers.org/archive/CHATMO-32.pdf
[
ycombinator.com
]
[
reddit.com
]
[
stackexchange.com
]
[
consciousness
]
[
meta-
problem
]
[
hard
problem
]
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[ 1 ]
Why does taking breaks from a
problem
sometimes allow us to figure the answer out?
https://psychology.stackexchange.com/questions/1/how-is-it-that-taking-a-break-from-a-
problem
-sometimes-allows-you-to-figure-out
[
problem
s
]
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incubation
]
[
psychology
]
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[ 1 ]
There is No Now:
Problem
s with simultaneity in distributed systems
https://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=2745385
[
ycombinator.com
]
[
metafilter.com
]
[
stackoverflow.com
]
[
reddit.com
]
[
problem
s
]
[
consistent states
]
[
distributed computing
]
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[ 2 ]
The Limits of Language
https://slate.com/human-interest/2015/09/take-a-wittgenstein-class-he-explains-the-
problem
s-of-translating-language-computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence.html
[
ycombinator.com
]
[
philosophy of language
]
[
Ludwig Wittgenstein
]
[
interaction
]
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[ 4 ]
Ancient Babylonian Algorithms: The Earliest Programs
https://www.historyofinformation.com/detail.php?id=3920
[
ycombinator.com
]
[
problem
s, algorithms
]
[
computer science
]
[
programming, mathematics
]
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[ 1 ]
How to Solve It - George Polya
https://math.hawaii.edu/home/pdf/putnam/PolyaHowToSolveIt.pdf
[
stackexchange.com
]
[
reddit.com
]
[
ycombinator.com
]
[
physicsforums.com
]
[
allaboutcircuits.com
]
[
Solving
Problem
s
]
[
Mathematics
]
[
George Polya
]
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[ 7 ]
Everyone Is Still Terrible At Creating Software At Scale
https://margint.blog/2021/04/05/creating-software-at-scale/
[
ycombinator.com
]
[
software
]
[
design thinking
]
[
scaling,
problem
solving
]
[ + ]
[ 6 ]
Writing has made me a better thinker and researcher. I expand on my reasons why.
http://gregorygundersen.com/blog/2020/01/12/why-research-blog/
[
reddit.com
]
[
ycombinator.com
]
[
writing
]
[
thinking, research
]
[
problem
s, confusion
]
[ + ]
[ 5 ]
Poisson's Equation is the Most Powerful Tool not yet in your Toolbox
https://mattferraro.dev/posts/poissons-equation
[
ycombinator.com
]
[
lobste.rs
]
[
reddit.com
]
[
mathematics
]
[
poisson's equation
]
[
solving
problem
s
]
[ + ]
[ 2 ]
The #1 Fatal Flaw in Most Startup Ideas
https://www.craftsmanfounder.com/the-1-fatal-flaw-in-most-startup-ideas/
[
lobste.rs
]
[
startup
]
[
ideas
]
[
problem
s
]
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